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08-02-2012, 09:50 AM #1
"Plonker" coach blamed for Angolan's exit
LONDON (Reuters) - An Angolan boxing coach was deemed a "plonker" by the head of the country's Olympic team after failing to bring their only fighter to a weigh-in led to his disqualification in a sea of tears. Heavyweight Tumba Silva, 26, a protégé of former world champion Chris Eubank's Angolan academy, was disqualified from his first round bout against 2008 Olympic silver medalist Clemente Russo of Italy on Wednesday after he missed the mandatory morning weigh-in. ...